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Speech Language Pathology

Speech Language Pathology

Why Choose Mount Nittany Health Speech Language Pathology?

Our dedicated team of inpatient speech-language pathologists are committed to providing you with solutions to your speech, language, or swallowing needs. We perform comprehensive evaluations and work with you to create treatment plans just for you.

Our Approach

If you or a loved one is facing challenges related to speech, language, voice, cognition, or swallowing, our speech language pathologists are here to help. We use evidence-based practices in assessment and treatment of speech and language disorders.

Conditions We Treat

Speech delays and sounds

How we say sounds and put sounds together into words. Other words for these problems are articulation or phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, or dysarthria.

Language disorders

These are related to how well we understand what we hear or read and how we use words to tell others what we are thinking. In adults this problem may be called aphasia.

Voice disorders

How our voices sound. We may sound hoarse, lose our voices easily, talk too loudly or through our noses, or be unable to make sounds.


Also called stuttering, fluency is how well speech flows. Someone who stutters may repeat sounds, like t-t-t-table, use “um” or “uh,” or pause a lot when talking. Many young children will go through a time when they stutter, but most outgrow it.

Cognitive communication disorders

How well our minds work. Problems may involve memory, attention, problem solving, organization, and other thinking skills.

Swallowing difficulties

How well we suck, chew, and swallow food and liquid. A swallowing disorder may lead to poor nutrition, weight loss, and other health problems. This is also called dysphagia.

Head and neck cancer patients

Treatments / Services

Speech Therapy Services

  • Articulation Therapy
  • Fluency (Stuttering) Therapy
  • Language Development Therapy

Swallowing Disorders Management

  • Dysphagia Evaluation
  • Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies
  • Swallowing Rehabilitation

Cognitive Communication Therapy

  • Memory Enhancement
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Attention and Concentration Training

Pediatric Speech Therapy

  • Language Delays Intervention
  • Early Intervention for Communication Disorders
  • Stuttering

Voice Rehabilitation

  • Vocal Hygiene Education
  • Voice Restoration after Surgery
  • Chronic cough
  • Vocal nodules

Communication Disorders Assessment

  • Comprehensive Speech and Language Evaluation
  • Communication Needs Analysis
  • Pediatric Assessments

Alternative Communication

  • Alternative Communication Assessment
  • Implementation and Training for Alternative Communication

Collaboration with Multidisciplinary Teams

  • Coordination with Providers and Rehabilitation Specialists

Patient and Caregiver Education

  • Communication Strategies Training
  • Home Exercise Programs for Continued Improvement